The Wildly Intrepid Jan Latta – part 2

In Part 2 of finding out how intrepid pioneer Jan Latta carved out for herself a publishing niche, Jan talks about some stories behind her adventures and her marketing and promotion strategies. To recap part one, click here. Jan, how do you walk the fine line between fact and fiction in bringing the animals stories to life? How much do you attribute human emotions/motivations to them?  The True to Life Books are called creative non-fiction because the animals ‘talk’ to children in the text...
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Brave and Strong All Day Long: An Interview with Elizabeth Cummings

#BraveAndStrongAllDayLong #BooksOnTour #BlogDash #Day4 Just Write For Kids and Books On Tour are dripping with excitement to welcome teacher and author, Elizabeth Mary Cummings here to discuss her Verityville series and the charitable intentions behind the stories - primarily focusing on strengthening marginalised or unheard voices in the community. Thank you, Elizabeth, for what you bring to children's literature! 👙 🌊 🏄🏼‍♀️ Congratulations on the release ...
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Character Q and A: Indie and Kai from The Howling Sands

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day2 It's a thrill to welcome such honourable characters from the Kalika Magic series to our blog tour; the esteemed Indie and the pragmatic Kai, here together to discuss their adventures and responsibilities of being saviours. Thanks for joining us, Indie and Kai! Can you tell us a bit about yourselves? What makes you good candidates for being a part of the five children of the prophecy? Indie: Your question is so funny! Obviously I’m going ...
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It’s Like a Fantasy Come True: Interview with Elizabeth Foster

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day3 Just Write For Kids and Books On Tour are excited to have the talented debut novelist, Elizabeth Foster sharing her insights about her sensational fantasy adventure, Esme's Wish (review). Once displeased by the undesired nickname, Dizzy Lizzy, Elizabeth now regards her daydreaming as central to her writing. Glad to find out more about her and what makes her tick. Thanks, Elizabeth! Firstly, congratulations on the release of your debut fantasy nove...
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Character Q and A: Malik from Ballerina Monkey

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day2 It's an honour to have Malik the monkey swing on by to chat with us about his journey of becoming a dancer in the jungle! 🐒 Nice to meet you, Malik, and thanks for joining us today! Thanks for having me! Where do you think you get your passion for dancing? Why did you not try to dance before setting your eyes on those flamingos? I think I was born with it! I've always felt like I wanted to move and groove but it wasn't until I...
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A Little Taste of Magic – Interview with Suzanne Barton

Zimbabwean-born, West Australian-raised, Melbourne-resident, Suzanne Barton , author of the deliciously magical picture book, 'Meeka', has certainly had her own little taste of culture. Besides her love of writing for children, Suzanne is also the editor of the City of Melbourne's 'Melbourne Magazine' and the creator of the radio drama, Neo Radio; inspired by 1940s cabaret. It is a delight to be able to chat with Suzanne Barton about her debut book. You can read my review here. Today I ask her a...
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Character Q and A: Ori from Ori’s Christmas

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day2 It is a pure joy to celebrate this special time with Ori from 'Ori's Christmas', who will be sharing his important tips on being able to compromise, and valuing friendship. Thanks for joining us today, Ori! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ It must have been difficult when your friends didn't want to compromise with the Christmas activities. How did you feel in this situation? Have you experienced this before? Well, you can see from my picture Romi, I was sad. ...
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The Remarkable Tim Harris Part 2

In part 2 of my interview with Tim Harris, I ask him about his move to traditional publishing and how he goes about promoting his books - what he has to say is remarkable! Catch up on part 1 here. So Tim, having had great success self-publishing Exploding Endings, what made you then consider traditional publishing? I knew there would be some sort of limit in what I could achieve on my own. I had heard stories of self-published books going gangbusters (eg. ‘Wool’ by Hugh Howie) but I had t...
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#InterviewByBook with Melissa Gijsbers

#LizzysDragon #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day6 Just Write For Kids is happy to welcome back Melissa Gijsbers to provide us with some final insights into her exciting junior fantasy fiction, Lizzy's Dragon! Hope you've all enjoyed the blog tour! :) Title: Lizzy’s Dragon Author: Melissa Gijsbers Illustrator: Kylie Leane Publisher: Stone Table Books Genre: Fantasy Age Group: 8-12 years old Please tell us a bit of what your book is about. Lizzy really wants a pet lizard, but her paren...
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Character Q and A: Interview with Lizzy’s Dragon, Bubbles

#LizzysDragon #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day2 Today we are excited to introduce the spectacular water dragon, Bubbles to the panel, who will be discussing what life is like being Lizzy's pet. Thanks for joining us today, Bubbles! 😊 🌈 💦 🐉 Firstly, can you explain to us where you came from? Are you the only one of your kind? How did you come to be in Lizzy’s garden? Thank you for having me. I hatched in Lizzy’s shed, so I’ve always been here… there aren’t an...
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